Last night, I watched This Is It, the movie that documents Michael Jackson’s final days of rehearsing for the big comeback concert that was slated to begin just days after his sudden death this summer. If you haven’t seen it already, you really should. It was kind of amazing to see how he worked behind the scenes.
Anyway, I wanted to introduce the woman who was supposed to sing with MJ on tour. Her name is Judith Hill, and she’s half Japanese, half African-American. From what I could see in the film, she was the only female background vocalist chosen and she had a lovely rendition of I Just Can’t Stop Loving You that she was planning to do with MJ on stage. She also led the final Heal the World rendition at the memorial service held right after he died.
Her own music is a super cool, too — she’s still unsigned, but I’m willing to bet she’ll become reasonably famous.